Category Archives: prayer

Middle Eastern refugee prayed to unknown God to calm stormy sea, was shocked when Jesus responded

By Mark Ellis

The chilly waters of the Aegean Sea reached the chest of Eshan* as he and a few other men attempted to launch an inflatable boat off the shores of western Turkey.

At 3:30 in the morning Eshan was hauled aboard the boat with 45 others seeking a new life in central Europe, according to a report by the JESUS …

How prayers undergirded victory in the ‘Miracle of Midway’

By James F. Linzey, Chaplain, Major, ARNG (Ret.), President, Military Bible Association

Not knowing exactly why, Verna Linzey felt a strong desperation to pray for her husband, Seaman Second Class Stanford E. Linzey Jr., who was more than 5,000 miles away on June 3, 1942.

Verna knelt by the side of their bed and prayed for an hour. Little did she know that …

The day after ‘Azusa Now,’ God sent revival to humble coal-mining town in West Virginia

By Mark Ellis

The day after 70,000 people jammed the L.A. Coliseum to cry out for revival, God sent the wind of the Holy Spirit many miles away to a humble town of 500 in West Virginia coal mining country.

“We’ve prayed for many years for this,” says Mitchell Bias, pastor of the Regional Church of God in Delbarton, West Virginia. His …

Nepal: Demon-possessed woman collapsed in church service, found deliverance

 

By Mark Ellis

In an area of Nepal still recovering from the 2015 earthquake, a volunteer team of Southern Baptists from Texas were visiting a small country church in response to their request for relief and assistance.

Caroline Anderson, a writer for IMB, was at their Saturday night service with the volunteer team when Anderson witnessed a woman who appeared to be demon possessed.

Young gang member received a life sentence, but Jesus gave him hope

By Mark Ellis

As a child, he was the subject of a bitter custody battle and felt lost amidst an array of counselors and psychologists determining where he would live. His parents never married, and he was shipped back and forth between the two.

“I was raised in the gang culture of Los Angeles,” says Brian Warth, author of Young Man Arise: …

Nepal: A pastor’s report one year after the earthquake

By Pastor Megh Gurung

Last year was so bad for me and others too. There was devastation of all things here by the earthquake. Nobody could rebuild their houses and even now the government is not helping. But last year Christians and NGOS helped those who have died and had collapsed houses. Many victims are waiting for help from the government, …

Short film features conversation between Bono and Eugene Peterson about the Psalms

By Mark Ellis

Bono, the brilliant songsmith of Ireland collaborated with an equally superb wordsmith and author of The Message, Eugene Peterson, to create a short film exploring the book of Psalms.

Bono often recited passages from The Message during his concerts and had admired Peterson from afar. He finally met the 83-year-old author, scholar, and poet in 2010 during U2’s 360 …

Islamic terrorist hunted pastor, but Jesus foiled plot with unusual vision

By Mark Ellis

Al-Rashid was the commander of a fanatical Islamic group that sought to convert everyone to Islam and make all nations fall under Islamic rule.

He was angered by reports of Muslims converting to Christianity and spreading the Gospel. So he formed a special task force to track down the Christian leaders who were responsible and convert or kill them.

Jesus appears to bedridden Muslim mom, brings healing and salvation to family

By Mark Ellis

Fadila* was raised in a devout Muslim family in the Middle East, one of eight children. Her father – who farmed a date plantation — also had a second wife who bore four children.

As a young woman, Fadilla dedicated herself to the practices of Islam every day. “I was always wearing the abaya, which is a large, black …

Miracles among Syrians struggling to survive war zone

By Mark Ellis

An extraordinary number of Muslims living in war-torn Syria have decided to follow Jesus after experiencing His love firsthand through miraculous healings and gifts from above.

Among the people living in or near the war zone, many are struggling to survive because there is simply not enough food, according to the Lebanon-based director of Christian Aid Mission.

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